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Commentary: Are SuperTrucks a Waste of Money?

SuperTrucks have been called a waste of taxpayer money or government-funded marketing. Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood might disagree.

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Cutting Edge and Conventional: Shell’s Starship Concept Truck Arrives

The Shell Starship concept truck was designed to push the boundaries of fuel economy and freight efficiency using technology and components readily available today.

3 Proven Fuel-Saving Strategies for Truck Fleets

With fuel prices on the rise, there’s no better time to refocus on fuel economy. Here are three things that nearly any fleet can focus on to drive up fuel savings fast.

Kenworth to Work with UPS on SuperTruck II Project

Kenworth and UPS are collaborating on the Dept. of Energy's SuperTruck II program, using data from the shipping giant’s typical duty cycles to tune a fuel-efficient prototype truck.

PepsiCo Installs Stemco Products to Improve Fuel Efficiency of 1,600 Trailers

PepsiCo will update 1,600 trailers with Stemco TrailerTail and EcoSkirt aerodynamic devices to improve the fuel economy of the company-owned fleet.

Volvo Celebrates 35 Years of Innovative Truck Design in North America

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Volvo’s introduction of the Integral Sleeper, the first North American conventional truck model to offer a modern, streamlined design and a fully integrated sleeper compartment.

Commentary: Being Green Goes Beyond Low Emissions

Is being green just a matter of buying the latest trucks with hyper-compliant engines? Of spec’ing the latest in aerodynamics? It’s both, of course – and much more besides says Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

Eco Flaps Tested on LTL Equipment

The Eco Flaps aerodynamic splash guards were recently evaluated for fuel savings on less than truckload equipment in multi-trailer setups.

FlowBelow Aerodynamic Systems Optional on International Trucks, Strick Trailers

Tractor-trailer aerodynamic device supplier FlowBelow announced during the 2018 TMC Annual Meeting that it has entered into agreements with two major truck and trailer makers to provide its systems as an optional equipment spec.

Michelin Unveils Energy Guard Tractor-Trailer Aerodynamic Solution

Michelin is getting into the trailer aero business. Its all-in-one Energy Guard aerodynamic system includes a patent-pending rear-facing Wake Reducer tab.